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Women Challenge the Traditional Values of Pakistani Society

Ahdiani, Ulaya (2009) Women Challenge the Traditional Values of Pakistani Society. Proceeding The 2nd RAFIL international Conference East - West Encounters. (Submitted)

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Abstract

There have been various attempts at social and legal reform aimed at improving Muslim's women in Pakistan during the 20th century. One of female Pakistani writers is Qaisra Shahraz. Shahraz's work interweaves symbolism, theme, and contemporary issues. Her novel provides an original perspective on confrontation between old and new, male and female, and East and West. Her fiction is peopled by strong female characters, who are dominated by their menfolks. This paper tries to analyze how Shahraz depicts her female characters in challenging traditional values in Pakistani society in her novel The Holy Woman.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PL Languages and literatures of Eastern Asia, Africa, Oceania
Depositing User: Ulaya Ahdiani
Date Deposited: 10 Nov 2015 14:03
Last Modified: 10 Nov 2015 14:03
URI: http://eprints.uad.ac.id/id/eprint/2632

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